Music & Drama

Musical Training

Musical teaching plays a major part in the life of our school and of every child. Our primary aim is that all children enjoy music.

All girls from Nursery to Year 6 are taught by a Specialist teacher.

In the Lent Term of Year 2 the children begin to learn to play the recorder and this continues until Year 4. A letter regarding details on purchasing the recorder will be distributed prior to the commencement of term.

Girls in Years 1 and 2 have the opportunity to join the Pre-Prep Choir, those in Years 3 and 4 the Junior Choir and those in Years 5 and 6 the Senior Choir. Girls who have passed Grade 1 in their chosen instrument will have the opportunity to join our Orchestra, which is an after school club, the day and dates will be printed in the Calendar and in the weekly Gazette at the beginning of each term. Girls in Years 5 and 6 also have the opportunity to join the Drum Club and again the day and time is listed in the weekly Gazette and termly Calendar.

School Concerts & Drama Productions

During the Michaelmas Term the children in both Nursery and the Reception classes perform a Christmas Play in the school hall. Similarly Years 1 and 2 perform a Christmas Show, incorporating music and drama to parents, again in the school hall. Information concerning costumes, and performance times will be issued by the class teachers in the weeks leading up to the performance and they will also be published in the Gazette.

Prep Girls in Year 3 to 6 perform a Service of Christmas Carols and Readings in the Sacred Heart Church at the end of the Michaelmas Term, again dates available in the Calendar.

In the Lent Term the Prep Department perform a concert which includes a variety of instrumental offerings and Choir performances. In the Trinity Term we perform a musical show, at a larger venue, which involves children from Years 1 to 6, this takes place at the end of the school academic year, and dates for these can again be found in the Calendar and a reminder will be posted in the weekly Gazette.

Individual Musical Instrument Tuition

For details of the opportunity individual musical instrument tuition please visit the Music Tuition webpage.